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Ashley Ivy Swift, Director of AJV Sand, has been selected as the USA Volleyball Junior Beach National Team Head Coach for the summer of 2017. As Head Coach, Ashley will lead a group of select athletes in a several week-long training program to prepare them for the USAV Beach High Performance Championships. Both programs will be held in Southern California.
The Junior Beach National Team is the highest caliber program in the USAV Beach Pipeline. Athletes selected to the Junior Beach National Teams are highly competitive beach players with previous national or international experience. These athletes possess an elite level of skill and/or physicality, attributes necessary to advance at the international level, and have an ongoing commitment to improving as elite beach athletes. Select athletes from the Junior Beach National Team program compete in FIVB and NORCECA international competitions and the USAV Beach HP Championships. On the girls' side, most of these athletes have received beach and/or indoor scholarship offers.
Ashley Ivy Swift joined Austin Juniors in 2011 to start the AJV Sand program, which now runs year-round. As the Director of Sand, Ivy Swift has led the program to great success in a short amount of time. In 2016 alone, AJV Sand qualified over 30 teams for various National Championships and brought home a National Championship. In only five years, 22 AJV Sand athletes have been selected to various USAV Beach High Performance programs.
Ivy Swift played beach volleyball professionally on the AVP tour from 2005-2010. In 2008, she earned a spot on the USAV Beach National Team to compete in the FIVB World Tour. Before her beach career began, Ivy Swift played in three NCAA Indoor National Championship Finals with Stanford, winning the title in 2001 and receiving All-Tournament honors.
Want to train with Ashley in Austin this summer?
Join the 2017 summer club program! Expanded to accomodate the growing sport, the 2017 program offers flexible training dates in both North and South Austin to better help athletes reach their training goals. Athletes must attend an evaluation to be accepted into the program. Visit http://ref.austinsportscenter.com/sand/tryouts-registration to register or to find more information about the Summer Sand Club.